Small Town Doctor Runs ‘Donations Only’ Clinic

About twelve years ago Dr. Keith Swanson, 78, retired and planned to go overseas to do missionary work. After talking it over with his wife, he instead reopened his small town Iowa practice and started working for donations!

KETV has a great little video of Doc’ Swanson that I wasn’t able to embed. Click over and watch it.

To cover their expenses, the Swansons crafted a shoebox, wrapped in red tape, to welcome contributions. On average, patients donate $10.

“Many people have lost their jobs. And they’ve lost their insurance,” Swanson said.

Swanson sees roughly 150 patients every week without appointments. Some are from Atlantic, others come from elsewhere.


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